When Chanel comes out with 26 single colours, it’s telling you something about the palette trend. Singles have been waiting in the wings for a while now and finally they’re coming back into their own as we start to pare back and consider that one colour might be plenty! Created by Lucia Pica, they launch at the end of June. Designed with depth and intensity in mind the shades are split into two textures – creme and powder.
I’m starting off with the four limited edition shades in the powders. Above, you can see (L to R) Noir Satin and Blue Jean.
This is Verde and Carbonne.
In the swatch, top to bottom, Blue Jean, Carbone, Noir Satin and Verde. So, you can see, aside from Blue Jean, they’re all deep. It’s less obvious that Blue Jean and Verde have a tiny aspect of shimmer to them.
This is the starting texture of the Chanel Ombre Premiere Cremes – more of a moussy look and feel. Once you’ve disrupted that initial layer, it’s a smooth creme. I actually find the cremes much easier to use – for all the intensity of the powders, you need a sure hand for them, and that’s less the case with the cremes. These aren’t limited editions and are part of the forthcoming permanent line. This shade is Noir Petrole.
This is Lilas D’Or – my favourite of the shades I have here. It’s baby pink with a heap of gold shift to it – absolutely gorgeous.
This is Pourpre Profund (wouldn’t want to try asking for that after wine) in a lightly gold flecked, copper brown. If you’re a blue-eye’d gal, this is for you!
So, in the swatch left to right, is Lilas D’Or, Noir Petrole and Pourpre Profund. With the powders, I have to admit I experienced a little bit of drop – because they’re so pigmented that’s an issue because they don’t just quickly wipe away, but obviously no such issues with cremes. Pigment again is huge in these, but I find them to blend really well (you do need to be quick). The applicators are fibre brushes rather than the sponge applicators (although you get one of each with the powders).
So, the rest of the new powder Ombre Premieres will come later in the week.. there are a lot to swatch!
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